January 1, 2014 7:35 pm -

Founder of Home Depot, Ken Langone, wants Pope Francis to tone down his rhetoric on income inequality.  And he has a warning the pontiff.

A major Republican donor, Langone told CNBC in a story published online Monday that wealthy people such as himself might stop giving to charity if the Pope continues to make statements criticizing capitalism and income inequality.

Langone described the Pope’s comments about a “culture of prosperity” as “exclusionary” statements that may make some of the rich “incapable of feeling compassion for the poor.”

So if I get his message correctly, it is “Stop telling me to help the poor, or I won’t help the poor.”  And the 1% wonders why everyone holds them in such contempt?

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.